Lens-Artists Challenge #71 – Creepy
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”
This week Ann-Christine has invited us to share some creepy images. If you’re anything like me, you tend to avoid such things if possible. A quick trip through my archives showed me that in fact I do have a few such captures after all – who knew?! The locked and cobwebbed door above for example, is the entry to a crypt that gave me the creeps in the famous Recoleta Cemetery of Buenos Aires. The question is, were they trying to keep people out, or keep the spirits in ? 😳
“Just tell yourself they’re only stories.”
Pamela K. Kinney
I’m not quite sure why vultures get such a bad rap. They actually perform an important service, cleaning up the dead animals that would otherwise litter our roads. When we visited New Zealand we were told they have a problem with their “road-kill” because they have no scavengers to haul away the carrion. That said, I must admit vultures still give me the creeps.
“You can only be brave if you’re scared.””
Laurie Halse Anderson
The creepy skull featured above is one that we came across during our Botswana safari. Hopefully the cape buffalo that left it behind died of natural causes.
“Sometimes the things in our heads are far worse than anything they could put in books or on film.”
The image above is from an apothecary in Hong Kong. They had quite a few things on display that many of us would find creepy. I myself could not imagine any reason one might purchase a dried bat, nor what they would do with it if they did. Just sayin’.
“I write about the scariest monsters: The ones inside us all.”
The photo above is not creepy because of the disconnected head in a cage. Rather, it’s because it was the home of the notorious Marquis de Sade. The terms sadist and sadistic (taking pleasure from inflicting pain) are both derived from his name.
“It is not what we know that scares us, it is what we do not.”
In closing, I’ll leave you with an image of what might be seen as the kind of moon under which vampires, ghosts and werewolves would emerge. That would be creepy right? Then again, one might see it simply as a beautiful full moon surrounded by cloudy skies. I’ll let you be the judge.
I join Ann-Christine, Patti and Amy in looking forward to seeing what YOU find creepy. Don’t forget to link your post to the original post here, and to add the Lens-Artists Tab.